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At least we know now and maybe this helps someone down the line.
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Though it does make you question the wisdom of having a limited lifetime rechargeable battery in such a guitar that relies exclusively on electronics. At some point in time, I’m sure the rechargeable battery will become unobtainable.

Thinking about it, you should be able to replace the rechargeable battery with a conventional one (and fit a battery box to the cover) as long as you disable the charging circuit (maybe just block the USB port) to prevent someone from trying to then recharge it.

And having a normal battery means that it could easily be adapted for remote powering.
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A friend of mine joked last night when I was telling him this tale that maybe coming next is the Subscription Guitar.
Just a joke for now at least!
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GaaS :shh: , don't give them any such ideas. :lolno:
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Dave.P wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:13 am A friend of mine joked last night when I was telling him this tale that maybe coming next is the Subscription Guitar.
Just a joke for now at least!

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Dave.P wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:13 am A friend of mine joked last night when I was telling him this tale that maybe coming next is the Subscription Guitar.
Just a joke for now at least!

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Well after all my faffing about I went out and bought one!
Initial impressions are extremely good and will post some links to recordings when I get a chance if anyone is interested.
For me, this fits the bill perfectly as something I can noodle on unplugged without too much noise as well as use for recording and hopefully live.
Also works well for that Townshend/Keef style too!
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I haven't read much of this thread, but my 2 cents, having used one now for a month or so (Stratocaster Acoustasonic US made), is that this is an absolutely terrific instrument. I have owned lots of guitars and this is my favorite since it provides much of (but not all) the sounds and playability of my other guitars. It doesn't quite match the sound of my Larrivee thru a mic or play like my Parker, but it is only one guitar! Add to that the small size and light weight, it is perfect for me. I play Eric Clapton and Leo Kottke and this guy does both real well. in particular, tricky and high on the neck acoustic stuff becomes way more approachable. You can full-step bend on a dreadnought! Battery life is plenty enough for a practice session or a gig, just remember to unplug the cable or it will discharge when not played. And USB recharge is more convenient and cheaper than 9V batteries.
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